Tag: China

Glacial Melt in the Himalayas: Real, but Not So Fast

Written by | September 13th, 2012

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The Himalayan glaciers are called the “third pole” because they contain the largest ice fields outside the polar regions—how will their retreat affect people living downstream?

The Greenest Country on Earth?

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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The answer might surprise you–and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on.

Saving Sharks from the Banquet Table

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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On June 18, 2012, China’s State Council announced the ban on consuming shark fins at official government related banquets – a very important step in the face of plummeting shark population numbers.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 5

Written by | July 5th, 2012

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Hope your 4th of July was filled with patriotic and green activities!

  1. Most Americans agree: conserving nature is patriotic. (Treehugger)
  2. An update on the Western U.S. fires, and fireworks were banned in many states affected. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scientists agree that the fires and climate change are related, so how come only 3% of news stories mention climate change? (Treehugger)
  4. The Fukushima meltdown was a man-made disaster, says a watchdog group. (Guardian)
  5. Good news for sharks: The Chinese government has banned serving their fins in soup. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We’ve got your green news this fine morning!

  1. Farm Bill: leaders in the food movement — and celebrity chefs — say, “back to the kitchen.” (Grist)
  2. A new study says hormones in dairy farm wastewater persist for years. (Treehugger)
  3. Bats in the U.S. have been put on a regional extinction watch because of white nose syndrome. (BBC)
  4. Is deforestation happening near you? Now you can find out with the Global Forest Disturbance Alert System. (Mongabay)
  5. China wants to keep its air pollution levels to itself. (Green)

Bridging the Gulf Between the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers

Written by | May 21st, 2012

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The Mississippi and Yangtze rivers now have more in common than you might think. Charles Bedford explains how a new partnership is connecting China and the U.S.

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Find out 5 reasons why the Conservancy had a great Year of the Rabbit and why the Year of the Dragon could be even better for conservation in China.

Panda Eats Shoots, Leaves—and Meat?!?

Written by | January 4th, 2012

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Motion sensor cameras in China captured images of a giant panda eating meat. Find out how the incredibly rare images were captured and what we can learn from them.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2012

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Happy New Year, greenies!

  1. World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia’s waters. (Discovery News)
  2. Hehe. Scientists are tickling animals to learn how laughter has evolved. (BBC)
  3. China’s city dwellers will be breathing unhealthy air for at least another 20 years. (Guardian)
  4. African elephant ivory trade sadly rises in 2011. (Green)
  5. Ecuador makes a deal and raises $116 million to not drill in the Amazon. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2011

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Today we learn what to do with all that post-Christmas clutter.

  1. NRDC shares a few green ideas for putting holiday waste to good use. (NRDC)
  2. American youth have fallen out of love with automobiles. (Grist)
  3. If science looks to the past to understand the future, what happens when climate change gets in the way? (Time)
  4. Explore a coral reef Twilight Zone. (Green)
  5. China unveils a controversial 310-mph train. (Wall Street Journal)
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